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Jerry's Cafe

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Mexican, American
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406 W Coal Ave, Gallup, NM 87301-6402
505-722-6775
Today
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 111
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Our third time here

Jerry's has wandering vendors selling their native American jewelry while you dine. Very entertaining. We've never been disappointed with their food and recommend it if you're passing through Gallup, NM. Red chili to me is hotter than green. Tsmale was way too good! I had my standard New Mexican... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
realpatontheback
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Fountain Hills, Arizona
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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60 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Jerry's is a small diner in downtown Gallup. They serve "mexican" food at Jerry's. The enchilada sauces were very good. The red had a nice smokey flavor and the green had a little bite, but not hot at all. The refried beans tasted like they came from a can. The rice was a little dry and bland. The chicken filing... More 

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Jerry's has wandering vendors selling their native American jewelry while you dine. Very entertaining. We've never been disappointed with their food and recommend it if you're passing through Gallup, NM. Red chili to me is hotter than green. Tsmale was way too good! I had my standard New Mexican fare, chili relleno and enchilada. Both good. The sopaipilla spent too... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Jerry's Cafe was recommended by the Front desk at our hotel. We live in Albuquerque so we eat a lot of Mexican food and this meal had such flavor to it. The chicken enchiladas were excellent and so was the sopapilla. The restaurant isn't very big but they can sure make some awesome food. The server we had was FANTASTIC!!!!... More 

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Oklahoma City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The food was good. Some dishes were spicy. Try the green chili sauce. The service is good too. There are some people selling handmade jewelry that will come by the table, but they don't bother you too much.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Drove all day and got to Jerry's with 5 minutes to spare before closing. Service was great. The chile rellenos were so big I couln't eat it all.

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Branchburg, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We got to Gallup late and wanted a good/fast simple local food place and saw this. I was nicely surprised. The food was just what we were looking. The staff was friendly and it seemed to be packed with locals. My wife had a chicken dish and love it (picture) and it was huge.

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Franklin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

How did 110 people rate this place as "excellent"? Other than the nice employees and the awesome soppapilas? The food is just awful. They smother the already bland yuck with American cheese. Chalk one up for authenticity!

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Huntsville, Alabama
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Quick service and delicious food. Definitely a local spot with a lot of character. Great meal and I'll definitely stop here again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I went with my husband for breakfast searching for the authentic New Mexican flavor and this was delicious. I had the breakfast burrito a la Jerry Christmas style mmmmm and my husband had the Chile relleno with egg he has no complains. They serve a lot of food and the sauce and the sopapillas outstanding.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Gallup is definitely not the most interesting town in the Southwest. If you need to be here and are hungry, stop at Jerry's. Although it sounds American, they serve yup some great and cheap Mexican fare.

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Additional Information about Jerry's Cafe

Address: 406 W Coal Ave, Gallup, NM 87301-6402
Phone Number: 505-722-6775
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Gallup
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican, American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 406 W Coal Ave, Gallup, NM 87301-6402
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Gallup
  • Phone Number: 505-722-6775

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?